30 days in Missouri Itinerary

30 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri tour itinerary planner

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Saint Louis
— 5 nights
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Hermann
— 2 nights
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Hannibal
— 2 nights
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Columbia
— 2 nights
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Osage Beach
— 1 night
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Branson
— 11 nights
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Kansas City
— 6 nights
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Saint Louis

— 5 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and St. Charles Historic District. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum, have fun and explore at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum, and get curious at Saint Louis Science Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis travel route planning site.

New York City to Saint Louis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saint Louis when traveling from New York City in November, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Hermann.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Hermann

— 2 nights
Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Meramec Caverns and then do a tasting at Adam Puchta Winery. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Stone Hill Winery, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then look for gifts at Ricky's Chocolate Box.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hermann online trip maker.

Getting from Saint Louis to Hermann by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Hermann can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hannibal.

Things to do in Hermann

Wineries · Nature · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Hannibal

— 2 nights
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Tom Sawyer' Statue and then take an in-depth tour of Rockcliffe Mansion (Tours). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mark Twain Boyhood Home, visit Historic Downtown Hannibal, and then Head underground at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hannibal online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hermann to Hannibal in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Hannibal

Museums · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Columbia

— 2 nights
Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Warm Springs Ranch and then admire the majestic nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Missouri State Capitol, then contemplate the long history of Missouri State Penitentiary, and then make a trip to Columbia Art League.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Columbia trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Hannibal to Columbia in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Osage Beach.

Things to do in Columbia

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Osage Beach

— 1 night
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. On the 13th (Sat), Head underground at Bridal Cave and then immerse yourself in nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park.

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You can drive from Columbia to Osage Beach in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Osage Beach are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Branson

— 11 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Runaway Mountain Coaster and National Tiger Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Branson: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe) and Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium (in Springfield). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at VIP Tours of Branson, stroll through Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, see the interesting displays at Veterans Memorial Museum, and get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Branson.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Branson road trip app.

Traveling by car from Osage Beach to Branson takes 2.5 hours. November in Branson sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Kansas City

— 6 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boulevard Brewing Company and Barley Bus Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Patee House Museum (in Saint Joseph) and Pirtle Winery (in Weston). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Tom's Town Distilling Co., stop by Kansas City River Market, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kansas City Zoo, and get curious at Science City.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kansas City road trip app.

Getting from Branson to Kansas City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Missouri travel guide

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Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.